27 October 2011

Bab Al Shams Desert Resort and Spa, Dubai


Bab Al Shams Desert Resort, Dubai

Who would think that there would be a five star hotel in the middle of the desert? We checked in at Bab Al Shams Desert Resort and Spa for my husband's birthday. It is totally different from the other hotels that we have stayed because of it's location and design. We were like driving for 30 minutes with only the desert sand on sight. No structures and with only 2 to 3 cars that we see every now and then. 



ON THE WAY TO THE HOTEL

there was a mild sand storm on our way


almost there






OUR ROOM

The butler who lead us to our room was very nice. He showed us the way to the restaurants and pool because there is a tendency to get lost because everything seemed to look the same. Our room was in the ground floor with the landscaped garden view with a patio. Other rooms have the desert or pool view.




our room


Fruits, chocolates and dates
bathroom



patio


view from our window

In room facilities are international dial up telephone, coffee & tea making facilities, Satellite TV (not flat screen) & radio, mini bar, generous selection of bathroom amenities, king size bed, hair dryer, private safe, beautifully appointed bathrooms with rain showers. Internet connection is high speed when we were outside but I had difficulty connecting inside the room. 


I noticed that the lights are a bit dim. 






make sure to check the shampoo and conditioner hidden inside the jars









                                               

SPORTS AND LEISURE

Taking a break from Dubai's busy life, the hotel offers wide range of activities for the whole family. 






CAMEL RIDING






















in queue for the camel ride


CROQUET







ARCHERY








KITE FLYING





SWIMMING POOL

pool @ night

























GIANT CHESS

me vs my boys


i lost :P



SPA





Free MOVIES @ NIGHT







DINING


breaktime at the pool






way to Al Hadheerah 

We had dinner at Al Sarab Rooftop Lounge. Overlooking the Arabian Desert, this two-storey rooftop lounge embraces a breathtaking view that boasts amazing vistas during sunset. The rich Arabian design in soft earth colors, dimmed lanterns for a cozy ambience and comfortable chairs and cushions, whilst listening to the mellow sounds of the Oud player provide a friendly setting for a night to remember. 



Al Sarab offers a wide selection of Shisha. From Toufah (apple), Enab (grapes), to Farawlah (strawberry), Shisha connoisseurs can enjoy their favorite flavours in a relaxing setting. 


we ordered Asian Charm, Beers and Shisha


Birthday Cake


We had our buffet breakfast at Al Forsan Restaurant, overlooking the arabian desert and pool area. It served International cuisine.


Breakfast @ Al Forsan Restaurant


OUTSIDE THE HOTEL













24 comments:

  1. Excellent detailed review

    Thank you

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  2. Amazing review. Thank you for sharing!!

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  3. You're welcome! Thanks for appreciating it :)

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  4. Thank you for sharing! Nice pics We are going there next week...

    Just wondering if there is the dune bashing, belly dancing stuff at Bab Al Shams itself? The hotel has it or do we book our own?

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  5. Hi. Thank you for appreciating the pics :)

    There is no dune bashing near the hotel but they can arrange one for you. There is a belly dancer at Al Hadheerah Restaurant during the evening dinner.

    You can also check our desert safari / dune bashing experience. I think booking outside the hotel is cheaper though.

    http://ingbieku.blogspot.com/2011/01/desert-safari-experience-in-dubai-uae.html

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  6. Great review! Just booked our stay for our stop over in Dubai.

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  7. Good thing I found your blog! Amazing review and pictures

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  8. Thumbs up for your review of Bab Al Shams! Thank you

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  9. Archery is the best Activity foe kids and Adults during your visit in UAE in Traditional way and also Desert Safari
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  10. O great i am really surprise to see this blog....it is so pretty blog and pretty pic you have shared in this blog.First impression is the last impression as well as Bab AL Shams .
    Desert safari

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  12. very nice blog i want to know about during the Desert Safari Dubai Tours what entertainment will available..

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  13. nice blog i like your blog i need to know about dubai desert safari trip can you share some information..

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